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Priyanka Gandhi's mega roadshow in Lucknow: 'Promote leaders from the ground', Rahul to Priyanka

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Lucknow, Feb 11: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra remained mum on the first day of her five-day maiden trip as the General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh east as her brother Congress President Rahul Gandhi did all the talking at the UP Pradesh Congress Committee on Monday.

She was accompanied by Jyotiraditya Scindia who has been appointed as the General Secretary of Uttar Pradesh West.

UP: Priyanka Gandhi kicks off mega roadshow with brother Rahul by her side

After the roadshow, Rahul Gandhi addressed the gathering and said, "Priyanka and Scindia to raise ground level; workers to resurrect Congress in Uttar Pradesh while targetting assembly election. The entire team which stands here has the responsibility to ensure Congress govt is formed in the state. In UP, BJP should go out and Congress should be formed. "

Rahul Gandhi laid down the agenda of the roadshow during his address saying, "The aim behind sending Priyanka and Jyotiraditya to Uttar Pradesh is to form the government in the state apart from the upcoming Lok Sabha elections."

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6:44 PM, 11 Feb
Congress president Rahul Gandhi says, “The hollow promises of Modi have come to light. Congress workers must fight this battle with issues that concern the youth, farmers. There are no dearth of issues. Congress party will fight to transform UP and the nation: Rahul Gandhi
6:18 PM, 11 Feb
Speaking on SP-BSP alliance, Rahul Gandhi says, ”We have respect for Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati but Congress party will fight with all its might."
6:17 PM, 11 Feb
He further says "I will appeal Priyanka and Scindia to promote such grounded leaders. We have Lok Sabha polls in front of us but I have told them along with good results in Lok Sabha polls, we need to have our government in 2022.”
6:17 PM, 11 Feb
"Congress will form government in Uttar Pradesh. We will promote the actual leaders..leaders from ground ... Helicopter leaders will not be tolerated...," says Rahul
6:06 PM, 11 Feb
At the UPCC headquarters, Rahul Gandhi says, "We will be fighting in front foot now. 2019 will be a battle between ideologies. PM Modi went back on promise of creating jobs."
5:58 PM, 11 Feb
Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra interacts with a child during the roadshow in Lucknow. The girl says, "I gave her a garland and she gave me a chocolate. Later, she returned the garland to me and said, 'Stay happy'.
4:14 PM, 11 Feb
Nation's 'chowkidaar' stole money from Uttar Pradesh, other states, & Air Force. 'Chowkidaar chor hai'. UP is the heart of the country. We'll play on front-foot. Scindia Ji, Priyanka Ji & I won't rest until a govt of Congress' ideology is formed here, says Rahul Gandhi
4:10 PM, 11 Feb
Rahul says, “Chowkidar has stolen money from people of UP and the country. UP is the country’s heart. I have appointed Priyanka and Scindia as UP general secretaries. Their aim is Lok Sabha but also to form opposition in Vidhan Sabha. I have told them to fight against the injustice that UP has suffered...”
4:10 PM, 11 Feb
While addressing the crowd gathered, Rahul began his speech with "Chowkidar chor hai" chant. He also said, "PM Modi did parallel negotiations on Rafale."
3:54 PM, 11 Feb
During the Congress party’s mega roadshow, president Rahul Gandhi showed a cardboard cut-out of Rafale jet to the sea of crowd, to target the BJP government over Rafale deal.
3:53 PM, 11 Feb
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia sit down to avoid overhanging electrical wires during their roadshow in Lucknow.
3:39 PM, 11 Feb
A Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader said on Monday that Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s “political obituary” had been written with the launch of his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into active politics. “Aaj bhog pai gaya hai Rahul Gandhi ji da (Today, the political obituary of Rahul Gandhi has been written),” Bikram Singh Majithia told the media in Chandigarh while reacting to Priyanka Gandhi’s first roadshow in Lucknow after becoming the General Secretary in charge of East Uttar Pradesh.
3:34 PM, 11 Feb
Priyanka Gandhi's mega roadshow was halted in Lucknow after the convoy stuck due to wires.
2:19 PM, 11 Feb
While Priyanka Gandhi undertakes a mega road show in Lucknow, her husband and businessman Robert Vadra arrives in Jaipur for fresh rounds of interrogation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).
2:00 PM, 11 Feb
The roadshow bus is now passing through under a metro train bridge. Meanwhile, the crowd swells as the bus moves towards the city.
1:38 PM, 11 Feb
BJP MP Vinay Katiyar hits out at Priyanka Gandhi's road show in Lucknow during her maiden visit as Congress Gen Sec. "UP is a cremation ground for Congress. They will get nothing here," he says, adding that this congragration of Congress leaders in the state capital is nothing but a gathering ahead of a "funeral".
1:38 PM, 11 Feb
Banner portraying Priyanka Gandhi as goddess Durga cropped up in Lucknow ahead of Congress General Secretary for UP East, UP West Jyotiraditya Scindia and party President Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the city today.
1:22 PM, 11 Feb
Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh West Jyotiraditya Scindia and party President Rahul Gandhi, hold roadshow from Lucknow's Amausi airport towards the Congress headquarters of the state. They are also accompanied by Raj Babbar.
1:15 PM, 11 Feb
Congress President Rahul Gandhi arrives in Lucknow along with AICC General Secretaries & Incharges UP East & West Priyanka Gandhi & Jyotiraditya Scindia for a road show across the city.

Ahead of Lucknow roadshow, Priyanka Gandhi joins Twitter

The party in Uttar Pradesh is seeing the visit as the virtual launch of the Congress campaign in the state, ahead of the coming Lok Sabha elections.

Ahead of her Lucknow roadshow, Priyanka Gandhi has made her Twitter debut . Minutes before the roadshow, Congress party's official Twitter handle announced that the party's eastern UP in-charge has joined the social networking site.

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